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DMSO for Edema and Fluid Retention After Surgery

| Modified on Dec 01, 2022
Posted by Jedi757 (Portsmouth, Va) on 12/01/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I'm new to DMSO.

A doctor gave it to my husband to use after his back surgery b/c he had terrible swelling in his legs and feet. His feet looked like pregnant lady feet. I applied the DMSO around the suture and within an hour his legs were no longer swollen (they were swollen for 5 days after surgery). I applied the DMSO around his suture again that night before he went to bed. The next morning his feet looked normal. I'm now trying it on a MRSA scar.

If I have any luck with it reducing the scar I will post my results. Do know, MRSA toxins are nasty but if you can find a doc to give you a vitamin C IV get one. It will mop those toxins up and make you feel a ton better. I had undiagnosed MRSA for 3 years in my nose. I could smell a burning matches type smell all the time. One doctor actually told me I was hallucinating. I ended up septic, after about 6 months sepsis I found an integrative medicine doctor and he gave me the vitamin C. It made me feel so much better immediately. It pushed the toxins out through my skin. I had cystic like knots all over my head the day after the infusion and they disappeared later that day. After that I got 4 more infusions weekly and I was soon healed. The MRSA popped up 2.5 yrs later and I finally had a smart enough doctor to swab the wound in my nose, we found out it was MRSA, I was finally put on a MRSA appropriate anti-biotic and I combined it this time with 40k mg of IV vitamin C, this finally knocked it out. For the first time in my life I don't smell burning matches. Vitamin C in conjunction with the right antibiotic works miracles. Don't take fluroquinolones as the antibiotic it will make it worse, I used rifampin. I also took likes of niacin. I suffered through the flush but the niacin is to get blood super close to the wound to help heal it faster.

Posted by Mary (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) on 07/05/2013

Thank you so much for this post Geralyn_d from Atlanta, Ga!!!! I remembered I had read it and then could not find it and now I have!!! I have a little min pin with congestive heart failure who also has a very enlarged liver. I need something right now to relieve the ascites, I don't want to bring him back to get tapped as each time the effect is shorter. He is in such discomfort. I am going to put DMSO on his abdomen tommorrow. Thank you again for your post, as my vet said not to put this on him. She also did not know what it was. This is enough for me to go ahead.

I hope your liver has healed, Mary

Posted by Geralyn_d (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/24/2012
5 out of 5 stars

When I went into acute liver failure 4 years ago I was not told about ascites, they didn't really expect me to live and I turned down a place on the transplant list. I started eating raw vegan as it was the least reactive food I could stomach. One day I was dressing and noticed I looked like a water barrel! I weighed myself and had gained 8 pounds in a couple of days... I was going out of town the next day and used the only thing I know of that quickly removes excess water... DMSO.

I spread 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of 99% DMSO on a baby wipe. Then I wiped from the breast line to just past the groin where lymph glands are (front and back.)

Over the next 12 hours, I peed like a racehorse!

It took 2 days but all the water build-up disappeared. It has come back 5 times and I used it each time to success. I also added tissue salts for control of water in the body and liver support (nat mur /nat sulph).

Recently my sister was in the hospital when her chemo almost killed her (heart and liver issues). She gained 24 pounds in 5 days. I advised the DMSO cautiously thinking at least there they could deal with any reaction. Instead of a problem, she ended up flooding the measuring container a few times and lost the 24 pounds in a week.

The Drs were very happy that the liver numbers quickly dropped to the normal range. We didn't share our diuretic-free solution though.

DMSO is a cheap and pretty safe way to get rid up water build up.